EDMONTON - Alberta's privacy commissioner has ordered a speed-dating company to tighten its training after a woman complained her email address was given to a smitten suitor she wasn't interested in.
In a seven-page ruling released Thursday, the commissioner's office detailed how the unnamed woman attended a speed-dating event organized by Fast Life International in December 2010.
The dating service brings as many as a dozen romantic hopefuls together briefly.
And even an extra bonus is an extra lesson before the Salsa Party that starts at 9 pm and you can stay on and dance the night away!
You will get a chance to dance with your new connections!
We are bringing Speed Dating to different parts of Edmonton, in different age groups at an affordable price. Come and have an open mind and be ready to meet some fun people! We will then enjoy a 30 minutes Salsa Dance lesson taught by a Maxwell Aguilar then mindle, then Maxwell will teach you 30 minutes of Bachata.
Each event we would HOPE to have 25 females and 25 males in that particular age group. Event will begin with ‘regular speed dating’ – get to know everyone else at Footnotes Dance Studio on Southside Edmonton over the course of several ‘mini-dates’.
If two people pick each other, contact details are shared through the company.
The privacy commissioner's report says the woman didn't pick anyone after the event she attended.
But a few days later, two emails appeared in her inbox from a man who was there.
The man said he had obtained her email from Fast Life, so the woman complained to the commissioner. Adjudicator Keri Ridley ruled the lapse was due to human error.
The man was not originally registered to participate and when his details were later entered into the company's system, he was mistakenly matched with the woman."Based on this explanation and on the information before me, the organization did make reasonable security arrangements," Ridley wrote.